Monday, December 6, 2010

Old Dogs, New Tricks

Donna Wilson, a British designer, has given Staffordshire ceramic dogs - popular in the 19th century, and still collectible today - a contemporary face-lift.  According to the New York Times, Wilson works with traditional forms from a factory in Stoke-on-Trent, in Staffordshire, and paints a patterned Fair Isle-style sweater and gold fur on each dog by hand. Her objective is to bring an old design back to life.  The dogs, above, which come in pairs (for $400), can be bought through the Future Perfect .  Swoon!

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